Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers from across the Island attended an exclusive Girlguiding film screening of Disney’s, new animated musical, Encanto at the weekend.

Island members were among thousands of Girlguiding members who attended the mass screenings held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December. Nationally members attended their local ODEON cinemas but with no ODEON here Island Commissioner Linda Stone tried to organise local screenings with another national cinema chain, but they were not interested in helping the charity. However, it was Ryde’s Commodore that came up trumps enabling local girls to enjoy the film. Encanto proved so popular with the girls that two screens were booked.  Linda thanked The Commodore staff for arranging this activity.

This new and exciting Disney musical tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.

All the girls loved visiting the cinema and watching the new film with fellow Girlguiding members from across the Island. Nationally ODEON replaced the normal pre-film adverts with a Girlguiding film made at the premiere, giving the screening an extra-special feeling.  This short film showed Girlguiding members having an exciting opportunity interviewing cast members ahead of the premiere.

Anne Watson, assistant Island Commissioner and Rainbow and Brownie leader said: “The girls had a great time at the special screenings. I love that Girlguiding gives girls the chance to experience exciting opportunities like this, especially when so many have missed out on the things they enjoy because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was wonderful to see the smiles on all their faces.”

A special ‘Mirabel’s Magical Movie’ badge has also been created for Girlguiding members to mark the event in true Girlguiding style.